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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Fax cannot be carried on the Docklands Light Railway

Errr what?

Well that's what I'm sure I heard last night on the DLR at Shadwell - "Fax cannot be carried on the DLR". I looked around for somebody carrying a fax machine - nothing.

The train didn't move. "I repeat fax cannot be carried on the DLR, please remove yourself", said the train door-opener. Me and the rest of the carriage looked around for the culprit and their hoard of office equipment.

Computers on the London Underground OK, but no faxes


Then the penny dropped as a disgruntled bloke with a bike got off the next carriage muttering "For fuck's sake" as he walked past our carriage. Ahh, "Bikes cannot be carried on the DLR". I wish some tube staff would annunciate more clearly.

But you learn something new everyday. I also found out when doing a bit of research for this post (research, yes, unbelievable I know, it's not all random mutterings) that
folding cycles are OK on the DLR but in the same cryptic sentence "Dogs may travel for free on Docklands Light Railway but they must remain on the floor." That's allright then, I'm pleased that flying or hovering dogs aren't allowed on the DLR.

Seriously though, if you pay for dogs, does that mean that they can have a seat?


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